Baby and Toddler First Aid Course

Baby and Toddler First Aid Course

On this 3.5 hour course, you will learn to recognise and treat the most common illnesses and injuries suffered by babies and toddlers; everything from life threatening conditions to bumps and scrapes.

A recent survey in Mother and Baby Magazine found that 83% of parents would not remember what to do in an emergency. Even a simple knowledge of basic first aid can not only save lives, but it can also prevent long term suffering and disability.

Here at St. John Ambulance, we believe First aid is an essential parenting skill. Thus, we have created this course that will ensure the “grown ups” know exactly what to do in the case of an emergency. This course is open to everyone responsible for babies and toddlers, but is especially aimed at parents or expectant parents.

Who is this course for?

This course is open to everyone who is responsible for babies and toddlers, but is especially aimed at parents or expectant parents who want to learn first aid skills. Babysitters, grandparents, aunts and uncles are all welcome to attend as well though!

What is covered on the course?

  • Incident Management
  • Management of an unconscious baby or toddler
  • How to treat head injuries and febrile convulsions
  • How to treat shock, hypothermia and drowning
  • Resuscitation of an baby or toddler
  • Treatment of choking, poisoning, burns and scalds
  • Recognition of asthma, croup, meningitis, and treatment thereof

How is the course assessed?

There is no formal assessment – our highly experienced St John instructors will make sure you know what you’re doing by giving you plenty of advice and practice until you feel happy and confident.

Please note that a St John Ambulance certificate is not issued upon completion of this course.  However, a Letter of Attendance is issued instead.

Where is the course held?

This course will take place at our National Headquarters at 29 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4.  Our location is serviced by Dublin Bus, nearest Luas stop is Charlemont or about a 10 minute walk from Dart. We also have limited parking available.

When is the next available course?

The course is held on a monthly basis.

How much does it cost?

The total cost of the course is €65 and can be booked below securely using PayPal. If you wish to use another payment method then please contact 01 668 8077 or training@stjohn.ie where our team will be delighted to accommodate you.

How to help us promote this course?

Please spread the word to anyone you think would enjoy this course. If you can’t attend yourself, but think the course is worthwhile, help us to promote it by sharing this on Facebook.


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HQ Contact details

St John Ambulance Ireland
29 Upper Leeson Street
Dublin 4, Ireland

tel: (0)1 668 8077

For local division contact details, please click here.

Volunteer for Us

We are always looking for bright and enthusiastic people who enjoy team work and want to learn new skills.

St.John Ambulance is made up of volunteers from every walk in life, from those professionally involved with pre-hospital care to people who had no previous experience of first aid prior to joining the organisation.

Donate to Us

We receive no State funding. We are entirely dependent on contributions from the public and donations made to the Organisation for services rendered by our volunteer members.

All donations, however small, are therefore greatly appreciated.